is there any companies that will hire me

Discussion in 'Questions From New Drivers' started by MarcB, Aug 9, 2014.

  1. MarcB

    MarcB Bobtail Member

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    Okay i am Marc i am 24 . i went to truck driving school last year. when i finished truck driving school i didn't go otr. i just drove city bus with my A license . i'm still working as a city bus driver been doing it for a year so far. i forgot what i learned in truck driving school, like backing the trailer and shifting :biggrin_25513: but i would like to go otr now to get experience, and eventually drive tractor trailers local. is it possible if a trucking company can hire me to go otr with a trainer to learn shifting and backing again? or will they say go back to school for a refresher course? i don't really have the $$ for it... do you think cr england will take me or some of the other companies.. i have my certificate and everything that i went to school for my cdl....

    1 more question. can driving a city bus count as experience in the trucking industry for some jobs cause it is a class b vehicle?? or am i wrong...

    so any suggestions .... feel free...
     
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  3. fishnman

    fishnman Light Load Member

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    Marc, you pretty much answered your own question. There are quite a few companies that will hire you but require you to go out with a trainer. I'd recommend doing some research on this site under both good and bad companies to work for. Then develop a comprehensive list of questions to ask recruiters. Then, place your complete d application on some of the trucking eebsites. The recruiters troll those sites, and you can expect a lot of phone calls from them. Keep an open mind, but be wary of the companies on the bad company list. Hope this helps.
     
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  4. Pahrump

    Pahrump Medium Load Member

    Well if you had a felony conviction Landstar would hire you
     
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  5. MarcB

    MarcB Bobtail Member

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  6. streetglider

    streetglider Medium Load Member

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    plenty of companys will hire you Just research the internet and fill out apps.. they will ring your phone off the hook
     
  7. fuzzeymateo

    fuzzeymateo Heavy Load Member

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    You could get hired somewhere but why??? I'm pretty sure that city bus gig will make you more money than a beginner trucking job! Not sure about Phoenix but Tucson bus drivers are Local 104 Teamsters and do a lot better than any CR Englund driver. And yes, your experience as a bus driver would count as "commercial driving experience" which is something but not too much more than that.
     
  8. snowwy

    snowwy Road Train Member

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    considering he's driving a shorter vehicle with automatic. wonder what and how it would apply for experience in a commercial vehicle.
     
  9. Chinatown

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    Talk to Swift and Knight about refresher course. You're in Phoenix; they're in Phoenix. Looks like a good match. Get that behind you and shouldn't have any problem landing a local tractor-trailer job. Lots of those in Phoenix. There's intermodal and also 3 milk tanker companies. I don't think you need any cash for either company refresher course.
     
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  10. missjhawk

    missjhawk Medium Load Member

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    Im positive somebody will hire u. I went 2 school and complted in late dec when I did complete there was a hiring freeze for graduates caz of new president, etc I went back to a warehouse till 2011 I didn't drive no stick since school. I did have to go thru training like u will have to and far as for shifting its like riding a bike u never forget not saying u not gone grind gears from time to time. As far as fir backing take it slow it will come get out and look a million times if u have to. I still have problems with slanted parking spots at truck stops. But if u choose to go over road pick carefully the company u train with ask how long their program is. And im sorry to say but your years driving a bus will not count for experience for combination vehicle job u may score points if u go local
     
  11. davenjeip

    davenjeip Medium Load Member

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    I drove a short bus for a school bus company for about six months. Had taken a few years off from driving and they were the only company that would take me without recent experience. Every company I then applied to after I had been driving that bus counted it the same as if I'd been driving something with a trailer.
     
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